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About Champions
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Founded on Christian principles, Champions Fastpitch Academy began in the Spring of 2000 as private pitching, we
have grown to now reach over 3000 kids in counties throughout Georgia, Alabama, and North Florida. After 10 years in Atlanta we have helped hundreds of young ladies reach their dreams of playing at the collegiate level. We now have 8 instructors offering pitching and hitting instruction, strength and conditioning programs, as well as a college recruiting service. Our mission is to build upon the God given potential of each individual, developing the skills needed to succeed on and off the field.

One of the greatest joys of coaching is to see young people realize their dreams and at Champions we have had the honor to see many of those dreams come true. Champions' instructors have devoted their lives to being positive role models for today's young people. Our desire is to develop and nurture athletes on and off the field. Our goal is to build strong character grounded in tremendous work ethic and centered on solid fundamentals... Developing a heart of a Champion that is second to none!


New Instructors:

Ashley Pauly
* The University of Georgia IF (08-12)
* B.A in Journalism (in progress)
* SEC Honor Roll Member
* 2- time Women's College World Series Participant
* Final Four
* Former Champions Student
* Played for the East Cobb Bullets

Lessons:
Team Training and Private lessons
Specialties:
Hitting and Infield
Locations and Availability:
Champions, Dunwoody, Lost Mtn

Sarah (Wood) Macdonald
* Georgia Tech Pitcher (03-07)
* Pitcher at Walton High School
* Pitched 4 years at Georgia Tech
* 2 time ACC Champion
* All ACC-Academic Softball Team
* Currently coaching at Cambridge HS

Lessons:
Team Training and Private lessons
Specialties:
Pitching and Hitting
Locations and Availability:
Champions, Sandy Plains, North Park

Jen Fenton
* Alabama Outfielder (08-12)
* 2012 National Champion
* 2012 All American
* 3 time SEC Champion
* SEC Scholar Athlete
* WCWS MVP
* NCAA record holder for the most consecutive stolen bases (74)
* Played for East Cobb Bullets Gold
Major: Elementary Education

Lessons:
Team Training and Private lessons
Specialties:
Hitting, Slapping, Outfield
Locations and Availability:
Champions & Lost Mtn

Missy (Hobdy) Tolbert
* West Georgia (04-05) Pitcher
* Kennesaw State Univ (06-08) Pitcher
* Pitched at Harrison High School
* MDJ Pitcher of the Year
* A-Sun Pitcher of Week
* Played for East Cobb Bullets
* Currently coaching at South Paulding
Middle and High

Lessons:
Team Training and Private lessons
Specialties:
Pitching and Hitting
Locations and Availability:
Champions, Lost Mtn, Lithia Springs, Douglasville

Hope Rush
Georgia Tech Pitcher/Hitter (2010-2013)
* 2010 ACC Freshman of the Year
* 2010 First Team All-ACC
* 2010 ACC All Tournament Team
* 2010 Third Team Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-American
* 2010 All-Southeast Region
* 2010 ACC Pitcher of the Week (3X)
* 2010 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Semifinalist
* 2012 First Team All-ACC
* 2012 ACC Tournament MVP
* 2012 ACC All Tournament Team
* 2012 NFCA All-Region Second Team

Lessons:
Team Training and Private lessons
Specialties:
Pitching and Hitting
Locations and Availability:
Champions, Dunwoody, Lost Mtn

Alysha Rudnik
Georgia Tech Catcher/3B/OF
(2011-Current)
* 2011 ACC Player of the Week
* 2011 All-ACC (First Team)
* 2011 All-ACC Academic Team
* 2012 All-ACC Academic Team

Lessons:
Private Lessons
Specialties:
Hitting, Catching, Fielding
Locations:
Champions, Lost Mtn, Dunwoody, Various Parks

Selena Patterson:
Texas A&M University Catcher (99-03)
* 2002 NCAA Division I All-American
* 2002 Big 12 Conference Player of the Year
* 2003 A&M Female Athlete of the Year
* Big 12 Fist Team All conference (99-02)
* USA Olympic Elite Softball Team (01-03)
* Chicago Bandits Catcher (05-06)
* Sam Houston State Assistant Coach (08-10)
* Trinity University, Texas Head Coach (10-12)
B.A. Speech Communications
M.S. Kinesiology from Texas Woman's University

Lessons:
Available for small group Catching Clinics
Wednesdays as requested at Champions.
Specialties:
Catching and Hitting

Jerry Slutzky:
University of South Alabama Catcher (05-06)
* NCAA Regional 2006
* North Florida Community College Catcher (07-08)
* 2nd Team All Conference 2007
* 1st Team All Conference 2008
* Columbus State University Catcher (08-10)
* 3-time Letter Winner at Wheeler High School
* 2004 State Play-offs
* All-County Selection (04-05)
* Head Baseball Coach 6-4-3 DP Athletics 16U Jags
* Catching/Hitting Instructor at 643 DP Athletics, Marietta

Lessons:
Available Mondays 4-8PM at Champions
Specialties:
Hitting and Catching

Morgan Bullock:
* Florida State University Pitcher 2010-2013 B.S.
in English Creative Writing 2011 ACC Champions
* 2013 Super Regional Appearance 2013 2nd
* Team All ACC Student Athlete Advisory Council
* 2011-2013 Attended Mill Creek High School 2006-2009

Lessons:
Sundays at Champions and Weekdays at 9th Inning (Dunwoody)
Specialties:
Pitching, Catching, Hitting, Slapping, Team Training

Jessie Weaver:
* Georgia Tech Catcher 2008-2011
* B.S. Business Management
* 3-Time ACC Champion
* All-ACC Academic Team 2008-2011
* Former Champions Client
* Played with East Cobb Bullets Gold

Lessons:
Sundays at Champions
Specialties:
Catching and Hitting

Ashley Caruso:
* Emmanuel College Pitcher/OF 2010-2012
* Emmanuel College Grad Assistant 2012-2013
* Harrison Metro Head Coach 2013
* Atlanta Vipers Assistant Coach 2013

Available : Daily by Request at Champions and Lost Mountain
Specialties:
Pitching, Hitting, Defense

Danielle Abernathy:
* Kent State University Pitcher 2010-2013
* B.S Early Childhood Education
* Nominated for the Nan Harvey Award at KSU
* Former Champions Client
* Former Atlanta Viper

Available: Daily by Request at Champions, Lost Mountain, and Sandy Plains
Specialties:
Pitching and Hitting

Staff:

Stacy Tamborra:
Florida State Pitcher (96-99)
BS Degree in Exercise Physiology
MS Degree Kinesiology and Biomechanics
All-ACC and ACC MVP
ACC Scholar Athlete of the Year
ACC Postgraduate Scholarship
Emory University Pitching Coach
Pace Academy Varsity Coach
Founded Champions in 2000
Lessons:
Group Lessons
Specialties:
Pitching
Locations and Availability:
Champions Privates Mon & Fri
Champions Groups Tues & Wed
Carey (Schiller) Jones:
Georgia Tech P/OF (95-99)
BA Degree in International Affairs
3 years Varsity Coach at Lovett
Middle School Coach at Pace
Champions Instructor: 2003-present
Fitness Instructor-Livestrong Boot Camp

Lessons:
Group and Private lessons
Specialties:
Pitching, Hitting, and Infield
Locations and Availability:
Instructing at Champions Location: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays
Walton High School:Sun/Wed
NYO: Tuesdays and Saturdays
Jamie (Fitzpatrick) Jones:
Kent State Pitcher/1B (04-08)
BS in Math Education
Minor: Coaching
MEd in Math Education from GSU
Former Student of Champions owner Stacy Tamborra
KSU Season/Career HR Record
All-MAC-1st team, All- Region
MAC Conference MVP
Played for EC Bullets and Atl Vipers
Champions Instructor: 2001-present
Lessons:
Group Lessons
Specialties:
Hitting and Pitching
Locations and Availability:
Champions: Sun, Tues, Wed

Jaime Rasmussen
Auburn University Pitcher (98-01)
Indiana State Grad Student (01-02)
BS Exercise Science and MS in Coaching
1998 Miss Softball Indiana
04-06 Eastern Illinois Pitching Coach
06-07 South Alabama Pitching Coach
Champions Instructor: 07-present
Played for Indiana Magic
Indiana Softball Hall of Fame

Lessons:
Group and Private lessons
Specialties:
Pitching and Hitting
Locations and Availability:
Champions Sunday-Thursday
Lonna Bowman:
Yale University Catcher (88-92)
B.A. History from Yale and M.S. Educational Psychology from GSU
University of Delaware Assistant Coach (92-94)
Georgia Tech Assistant Coach (95-02)
Georgia Teach Academic Advisor (95-02)
Lonna is married to Joel Bowman
Lessons:
Group and Private lessons
Specialties:
Catching and Hitting
Locations and Availability:
Dunwoody on Sun/Wed/Thurs
Brandi Payne:
Grambling State Univ Pitcher (07-11)
BS Degree in Marketing
2009 All - Conference Team
SWAC Scholar Athlete
Former student of Champions owner Stacy Tamborra
Played for the Brownsmill Lady Jackets, GA Elite,and GA Fire
Lessons:
Team Training, Group and Private
Specialties:
Pitching, Hitting and Slapping
Locations and Availability:
Champions, Dunwoody, Morgan Falls

Lauren (Dykes) Hornback:
University of North GA - Pitcher/OF
All-American as a Freshman
NCAA All-American
Daktronix All-American
First Team All Peach Belt Conference
2010 College World Series Participant

Lessons:
Group and Private lessons, Team Training
Specialties:
Slapping, Hitting and Pitching
Locations and Availability:
Champions and Lost Mtn
Jenn Miller:
Augusta State Pitcher 2007-2010
Graduating from KSU in May 2012 with a BS degree in Early Childhood Education
Pope HS Head JV Coach and Assistant Varsity
Former Student of Champions owner Stacy Tamborra
Played for East Cobb Bullets
Lessons:
Team Training, Group and Private lessons
Specialties:
Pitching and Hitting
Locations and Availability:
Champions & Sandy Plains
Jocilyn Yarnell
B.S. KSU in Exercise Science
All-American D1 Cheerleader
2 Year Team Captain
NCA National Champions
Personal Trainer
Georgia Tech Strength and Conditioning Intern

Lessons:
Sport Specific training. Personal Training. Team and Group Strength and Speed training.
Specialties:
Crossfit and Strength/Conditioning
Locations:
Instructing 7 days a week at
Champions Location.